Rail Accident Investigation Branch

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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is the independent railway accident investigation organisation for the UK.

The RAIB is concerned with the investigation of accidents and incidents on:

  • The national railway networks in Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
  • The Channel Tunnel (in co-operation with its equivalent operation in France);
  • The London and Glasgow Underground systems and other metro systems;
  • Tramways;
  • Heritage railways (including narrow-gauge systems over 350mm gauge); and
  • Cable-hauled systems of 1km or longer.

The purpose of an RAIB investigation is to improve the safety of railways, and to prevent further accidents from occurring.

RAIB became operational on 17th October 2005.

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